Patents by Inventor Joseph Czompo

Joseph Czompo has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11454826
    Abstract: An augmented reality system determines the position and orientation of an eye. The system includes an electronic contact lens that projects images onto a user's retina. The contact lens includes magnetic sensors. The magnetic sensors detect magnetic fields along one axis, or more than one axis, depending on their configuration. The sensors may be a conductive coil, a solenoid, or a tunneling magnetoresistance device. The sensors detect magnetic fields generated by magnetic sources. The magnetic sources may be collocated, or non-collocated, on a wearable device, a device in the environment, or a secondary electronic device. The sources may have different orientations such that they produce magnetic fields along different axes, and the sensors are configured to independently detect the magnetic fields. The system determines the pose of the eye using a combination of the measurements, and the position and orientation of the sensors and sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Ramin Mirjalili, Joseph Czompo, Thomas Llewellyn Owens, Michael West Wiemer
  • Patent number: 11435601
    Abstract: Operation of an electronic contact lens takes into account saccadic motion of the eye and reduced visual perception during saccades (saccadic suppression). The user's eye motion is tracked, and onset of a saccade is detected based on the eye's motion. For example, saccades may be detected when the eye's acceleration or jerk exceeds a threshold. The endpoint of the saccade is then predicted in real-time while the saccade is still occurring. This may be the temporal endpoint (i.e., when the saccade ends) and/or the positional endpoint (i.e., the eye position at the end of the saccade). Operation of the electronic contact lens is adjusted based on the predicted endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek Deepak Bhat, Joseph Czompo, Ramin Mirjalili, Michael West Wiemer, Erik Anderson
  • Patent number: 11353723
    Abstract: Operation of an electronic contact lens takes into account saccadic motion of the eye and reduced visual perception during saccades (saccadic suppression). The user's eye motion is tracked, and onset of a saccade is detected based on the eye's motion. For example, saccades may be detected when the eye's acceleration or jerk exceeds a threshold. The endpoint of the saccade is then predicted in real-time while the saccade is still occurring. This may be the temporal endpoint (i.e., when the saccade ends) and/or the positional endpoint (i.e., the eye position at the end of the saccade). Operation of the electronic contact lens is adjusted based on the predicted endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek Deepak Bhat, Joseph Czompo, Ramin Mirjalili, Michael West Wiemer, Erik Anderson
  • Patent number: 11353954
    Abstract: An augmented reality system recognizes objects in a user's environment and operates an electronic contact lens based on the recognition. The electronic contact lens includes an integrated femtoimager that captures images corresponding to the user's gaze direction. The augmented reality system recognizes objects in the images and generates visual information relevant to the recognized objects that is presented using a femtoprojector integrated with the electronic contact lens. The visual information may include virtual control elements that the user can interact with to control smart devices. The augmented reality system can also configure various calibration parameters of the electronic contact lens based on a recognized environment associated with the recognized objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek Deepak Bhat, Ramin Mirjalili, Joseph Czompo, Michael West Wiemer
  • Patent number: 11276188
    Abstract: An imaging device contained in a contact lens captures images of the external environment, which for convenience will be referred to as real-world images. These real-world images are used to stabilize images produced by a femtoprojector also in the contact lens. For convenience, the images produced by the femtoprojector will be referred to as augmented reality or AR images. The femtoprojector is inward-facing (i.e., facing towards the interior of the eye) and projects the AR images onto the user's retina, creating the appearance of virtual images in the external environment. The imaging device, referred to as a femtoimager for convenience, is outward-facing and captures a sequence of actual real-world images of the external environment. Because the femtoimager and femtoprojector move together, the real-world images captured by the femtoimager reflect the motion of the virtual AR images from the femtoprojector relative to the external environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek Deepak Bhat, Ramin Mirjalili, Brian Elliot Lemoff, Joseph Czompo, Michael West Wiemer
  • Publication number: 20220066549
    Abstract: An augmented reality system recognizes objects in a user's environment and operates an electronic contact lens based on the recognition. The electronic contact lens includes an integrated femtoimager that captures images corresponding to the user's gaze direction. The augmented reality system recognizes objects in the images and generates visual information relevant to the recognized objects that is presented using a femtoprojector integrated with the electronic contact lens. The visual information may include virtual control elements that the user can interact with to control smart devices. The augmented reality system can also configure various calibration parameters of the electronic contact lens based on a recognized environment associated with the recognized objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Abhishek Deepak Bhat, Ramin Mirjalili, Joseph Czompo, Michael West Wiemer
  • Publication number: 20210343033
    Abstract: An imaging device contained in a contact lens captures images of the external environment, which for convenience will be referred to as real-world images. These real-world images are used to stabilize images produced by a femtoprojector also in the contact lens. For convenience, the images produced by the femtoprojector will be referred to as augmented reality or AR images. The femtoprojector is inward-facing (i.e., facing towards the interior of the eye) and projects the AR images onto the user's retina, creating the appearance of virtual images in the external environment. The imaging device, referred to as a femtoimager for convenience, is outward-facing and captures a sequence of actual real-world images of the external environment. Because the femtoimager and femtoprojector move together, the real-world images captured by the femtoimager reflect the motion of the virtual AR images from the femtoprojector relative to the external environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Abhishek Deepak Bhat, Ramin Mirjalili, Brian Elliot Lemoff, Joseph Czompo, Michael West Wiemer
  • Publication number: 20210311328
    Abstract: An augmented reality system determines the position and orientation of an eye. The system includes an electronic contact lens that projects images onto a user's retina. The contact lens includes magnetic sensors. The magnetic sensors detect magnetic fields along one axis, or more than one axis, depending on their configuration. The sensors may be a conductive coil, a solenoid, or a tunneling magnetoresistance device. The sensors detect magnetic fields generated by magnetic sources. The magnetic sources may be collocated, or non-collocated, on a wearable device, a device in the environment, or a secondary electronic device. The sources may have different orientations such that they produce magnetic fields along different axes, and the sensors are configured to independently detect the magnetic fields. The system determines the pose of the eye using a combination of the measurements, and the position and orientation of the sensors and sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Ramin Mirjalili, Joseph Czompo, Thomas Llewellyn Owens, Michael West Wiemer
  • Publication number: 20210132415
    Abstract: Operation of an electronic contact lens takes into account saccadic motion of the eye and reduced visual perception during saccades (saccadic suppression). The user's eye motion is tracked, and onset of a saccade is detected based on the eye's motion. For example, saccades may be detected when the eye's acceleration or jerk exceeds a threshold. The endpoint of the saccade is then predicted in real-time while the saccade is still occurring. This may be the temporal endpoint (i.e., when the saccade ends) and/or the positional endpoint (i.e., the eye position at the end of the saccade). Operation of the electronic contact lens is adjusted based on the predicted endpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Abhishek Deepak Bhat, Joseph Czompo, Ramin Mirjalili, Michael West Wiemer, Erik Anderson
  • Publication number: 20210132410
    Abstract: Operation of an electronic contact lens takes into account saccadic motion of the eye and reduced visual perception during saccades (saccadic suppression). The user's eye motion is tracked, and onset of a saccade is detected based on the eye's motion. For example, saccades may be detected when the eye's acceleration or jerk exceeds a threshold. The endpoint of the saccade is then predicted in real-time while the saccade is still occurring. This may be the temporal endpoint (i.e., when the saccade ends) and/or the positional endpoint (i.e., the eye position at the end of the saccade). Operation of the electronic contact lens is adjusted based on the predicted endpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Abhishek Deepak Bhat, Joseph Czompo, Ramin Mirjalili, Michael West Wiemer, Erik Anderson
  • Patent number: 10996769
    Abstract: In one approach to eye tracking, a contact lens contains a network of twelve accelerometers. The accelerometers are positioned within the contact lens so that the measurements of acceleration can be used to estimate a position and an orientation of the eye relative to an external reference frame. One advantage of accelerometers is that they can be made relatively small and do not require much power. However, because the contact lens has a curved shape and is relatively thin, the possible locations for the accelerometers are limited. Various geometries for the accelerometer network and approaches to optimizing these geometries are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Ramin Mirjalili, Joseph Czompo, Jieyang Jia, Michael West Wiemer
  • Publication number: 20210124415
    Abstract: Presented are eye-controlled user-machine interaction systems and methods that, based on input variables that comprise orientation and motion of an electronic contact lens, assist the wearer of the contact lens carrying a femtoprojector to control and navigate a virtual scene that may be superimposed onto the real-world environment. Various embodiments provide for smooth, intuitive, and naturally flowing eye-controlled, interactive operations between the wearer and a virtual environment. In certain embodiments, eye motion information is used to wake a smart electronic contact lens, activate tools in a virtual scene, or any combination thereof without the need for blinking, winking, hand gestures, and use of buttons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Dominic Philip HAINE, Scott HERZ, Renaldi WINOTO, Abhishek BHAT, Ramin MIRJALILI, Joseph CZOMPO
  • Patent number: 10948988
    Abstract: Humans may exhibit characteristic patterns of eye movements when looking at specific objects. For example, when a person looks at the face of another person, their eyes exhibit a certain pattern of movements and saccades as they look at the face. An electronic contact lens includes eye tracking sensors and an outward looking imaging system that may capture images of the user's environment. When the eye tracking sensors detect the pattern of eye movements characteristic of looking at a face, the imaging system becomes active and captures images and performs facial recognition to identify the face using the captured images. The results of the facial recognition may be displayed to the user using a projector of the electronic contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Michael West Wiemer, Ramin Mirjalili, Joseph Czompo
  • Publication number: 20210072824
    Abstract: Humans may exhibit characteristic patterns of eye movements when looking at specific objects. For example, when a person looks at the face of another person, their eyes exhibit a certain pattern of movements and saccades as they look at the face. An electronic contact lens includes eye tracking sensors and an outward looking imaging system that may capture images of the user's environment. When the eye tracking sensors detect the pattern of eye movements characteristic of looking at a face, the imaging system becomes active and captures images and performs facial recognition to identify the face using the captured images. The results of the facial recognition may be displayed to the user using a projector of the electronic contact lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Michael West Wiemer, Ramin Mirjalili, Joseph Czompo
  • Patent number: 10921342
    Abstract: Techniques are provided which may be implemented using various methods and/or apparatuses in a mobile GNSS device to compensate for arm swing. An example of an method for compensating for arm swing according to the disclosure includes determining an arm swing signal, such that the arm swing signal is approximately sinusoidal with a period of approximately T seconds, determining a position signal measurement period, receiving a plurality of positioning signals at intervals corresponding to the position signal measurement period, and determining current position information based on the plurality of positioning signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jie Wu, William James Morrison, Dominic Gerard Farmer, Benjamin Werner, Joseph Czompo
  • Patent number: 10901505
    Abstract: Presented are eye-controlled user-machine interaction systems and methods that, based on input variables that comprise orientation and motion of an electronic contact lens, assist the wearer of the contact lens carrying a femtoprojector to control and navigate a virtual scene that may be superimposed onto the real-world environment. Various embodiments provide for smooth, intuitive, and naturally flowing eye-controlled, interactive operations between the wearer and a virtual environment. In certain embodiments, eye motion information is used to wake a smart electronic contact lens, activate tools in a virtual scene, or any combination thereof without the need for blinking, winking, hand gestures, and use of buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Dominic Philip Haine, Scott Herz, Renaldi Winoto, Abhishek Bhat, Ramin Mirjalili, Joseph Czompo
  • Patent number: 10743777
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments pertain to cardiovascular parameter (e.g. heart rate) measurements when motion is present. Biometric sensor signal measurements may be obtained based on cardiovascular parameters of a user; and motion sensor signal measurements may be obtained based on user motion. An activity type may be determined based on the motion sensor signals. For example, when non-motion related frequencies in a frequency domain representation of the biometric sensor signal are obscured by user motion, an activity type may be determined based on the motion sensor signals. Further, based on the activity type, for each cardiovascular parameter (e.g. heart rate), a corresponding likely cardiovascular parameter value (e.g. a likely heart rate) may be determined. A corresponding fundamental frequency associated with the biometric sensor signal may then be determined for each cardiovascular parameter based on the motion sensor signal measurements and the corresponding likely cardiovascular parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Russel Martin, Shashank Narayanan, Hithesh Reddivari, Vidyut Naware, Igor Tchertkov, Joseph Czompo
  • Patent number: 10530511
    Abstract: Embodiments implement a device having a sensor element, where different data streams created as part of a sensor module integrated with the sensor element may create multiple sensor data streams from a single sensor element, and may concurrently convey information from the sensor element to respective different applications having different data parameter requirements such that the data streams each match the parameter requirements of the different applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Joseph Czompo
  • Publication number: 20190377428
    Abstract: In one approach to eye tracking, a contact lens contains a network of twelve accelerometers. The accelerometers are positioned within the contact lens so that the measurements of acceleration can be used to estimate a position and an orientation of the eye relative to an external reference frame. One advantage of accelerometers is that they can be made relatively small and do not require much power. However, because the contact lens has a curved shape and is relatively thin, the possible locations for the accelerometers are limited. Various geometries for the accelerometer network and approaches to optimizing these geometries are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ramin Mirjalili, Joseph Czompo, Jieyang Jia, Michael West Wiemer
  • Patent number: 10473690
    Abstract: Techniques for compensating for inertial and/or magnetic interference in a mobile device are provided. The mobile device can include a vibration motor to vibrate the device, a processor, and can include an inertial sensor and/or a magnetometer. The processor can be configured to actuate the vibration motor to induce vibration of the mobile device, to measure motion of the mobile device with the inertial sensor of the device to produce sensor output data and/or to measure a magnetic field generated by the vibration motor to produce magnetometer output data, and to compensate for the vibration of the inertial sensor induced by the vibration motor to produce compensated sensor output data and/or to compensate for a magnetic field generated by the vibration motor when the vibration motor is actuated to produce compensated magnetometer output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wyatt Thomas Riley, Carlos Manuel Puig, Joseph Czompo